I know I will be ridiculed for using the word “swoll” in my title but I did so to try and answer a commonly asked question. What is the true measure of a good workout? There are some that believe the only way to achieve a good workout is to produce enough sweat to fill up an above ground pool while others believe it is based on how big you feel (or swoll) after a good lift session. So which one of these is true? The problem with this question is that there is no wrong or right answer. Hard as it is to swallow, both results can be a result of a good work out, but is there a way to have a perfect combination between strength days and sweat days (or conditioning). While I don’t believe there is a specific formula I will do my best to explain the best combination and why you will feel better for incorporating both of these into your workout routine.
My first recommendation I have for you is to plan your strength workouts before work, school, or other
This leads me into my next point. Everyone’s body has limitations and it is knowing those limitations that allows people to perform at their top level. If you are feeling sore, pain, stiffness you need to know when to go easy and have a day of rolling and recovery. (Check out Scott Abramouski’s blog Slow Your Roll) The purpose of any good workout is not to lead you to injury and spilling your last meal.